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2021 - 2022 University Catalog 
2021 - 2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.S.

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The Criminal Justice program introduces students to the theory and practice of the United States criminal justice system. The goals of the program include:

  • Providing a professional education combined with an integrated liberal arts curriculum that teaches critical thought, analytical reasoning, and scholarly writing;
  • Preparing students who wish to pursue careers which include federal, state, and municipal law enforcement, professional human services, including counseling, probation and parole, corrections, and the legal profession;
  • Providing students the opportunity to develop intellectual skills that will enable them to pursue lifelong learning.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, 11 required criminal justice courses, 3 additional criminal justice electives, 8 required courses from other departments, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours. Students are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major.

Program Requirements

Elective Requirements

Any three additional Criminal Justice courses

Two Courses from One of the Following Areas:

Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

Two additional courses from the College of Arts and Sciences (Required skills courses, or their prerequisites, and other required support courses for the major, cannot be used to satisfy this requirement).

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